Nigel Cabourn for Converse

UK designer Nigel Cabourn infuses his own designs into the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with Ventile fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors. The Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty Plimsole fuses a 1941 British P.E. training shoe with vintage Converse detailing.

Ventile fabric was developed for use in WWII flight suits as a material to protect Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire pilots when they ejected from their planes into icy cold waters. The Ventile fabric extended survival time tenfold and saved many ejected pilots’ lives. Suits made with Ventile fabric remain in use by British Royal Air Force to this day.

Photography by Antony Crook.

Posted on: 9 Apr 2013

Converse x Reigning Champ

Converse x Reigning Champ

Using its heavyweight terry, jersey fabric, Canada based lifestyle-inspired brand Reigning Champ adds its premium twist to a classic Chuck Taylor in this brand new collaboration with our First String team. “We used vintage-inspired fabrics designed to pay homage to …


Read more
APPLY FOR RUBBER TRACKS HERE

APPLY FOR RUBBER TRACKS HERE

How it works. The Rubber Tracks schedule includes 12 recording cycles per year within a two-month window between application and studio time. If you don’t make it in for the current application period, we encourage you to come back and …


Read more
The Converse x Missoni Archive Project

The Converse x Missoni Archive Project

The Converse x Missoni Archive Project lands in time for Paris Fashion Week, featuring a series of 20 one-of-a-kind sneakers created using unique deadstock fabrics from the Missoni archive. The collection arrives on Friday, September 28 at Colette in Paris …


Read more